Category Archives: words of wisdom from famous authors

A Humorous Look at the Writing Life from the AWP18 Conference

Because it’s Monday and I’m still recovering from a weekend of yardwork, this post is going to be about a less serious, but still relevant and useful, topic at the AWP18 conference. The discussion was titled “The Worst Writing Advice I Ever Got”.  Amazingly, bad advice is a huge part of the writing life. It’s…
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A Writer Goes to Tampa: AWP18

First off, apologies for not blogging for some time. March was a particularly hectic month but that’s no excuse. So-onto AWP18, the Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference I recently attended in Tampa. With literally hundreds of top-notch discussions about everything from writing topics, the craft of writing, and the publication process to choose…
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Back to the Future: Returning to Seneca Falls for Inspiration

I drove to Seneca Falls last weekend to participate in the Women’s March there. It was a symbolic choice of marching venues; as board member of Friends of Women’s Rights National Park, Marilyn Tedeschi, said “All roads lead to Seneca Falls.” And it’s true. When I think of Seneca Falls I think of the courageous…
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Do you want to Write a Memoir? Not So Fast!

However you choose to celebrate, the holiday season is often a time when memories (be they joyous or traumatic) come flooding back. The sights, sounds, tastes, and smells of this particular time of year tend to cause emotions to rise to the surface of your consciousness. Though this may feel overwhelming at times, if you’ve…
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